High-Performance Precast Concrete Design

Thursday, January 14, 2021

High-Performance Precast Concrete Design
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This presentation will provide an overview of precast and prestressed concrete design and fabrication, in the context of high-performance structures.

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, challenging economy, natural disasters, and sustainable development requirements are just some of the factors increasing demand for high-performance and resilient building design.

Life-cycle cost and accelerated schedule benefits of prefabrication, modular, and off-site construction will be identified. And, case studies will highlight architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete building systems and their high-performance attributes, including optimization of versatile, efficient, and resilient precast concrete design solutions.

Credits

1 LU/HSW

Provider

Georgia/Carolinas PCI

Learning objectives

  1. Explore the concepts of high performance and functional resilience, and discover the sustainable attributes of precast design solutions.
  2. Learn how precast and prestressed concrete components are custom-fabricated in a quality plant-manufactured environment to meet an owner’s program of requirements.
  3. Discover how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to lower life-cycle cost, improved building performance, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, and provide easier coordination of trades.
  4. Understand how integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to energy efficiency, life safety, and multi-hazard protection due to their versatile, efficient, and resilient attributes.

Date and time

Thursday, January 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Virtual

Credits

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Provider

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